Social Housing Design – 13 New Homes Proposed

Acting on behalf of Stroud District Council (SDC), we are pleased to present this proposal for the redevelopment of a vacant residential site on the outskirts of Dursley for social housing.

SDC currently controls 5,200 homes and is the largest social landlord within the district with stock spread throughout the local authority area.

In 2015 SDC commissioned a review of its’ 28 sheltered housing schemes, the purpose of the review was to establish sustainability and make recommendations for future use.  As a result of this review Cambridge House was recommended for redevelopment and forms part of SDC’s New Homes and Regeneration programme that is set to deliver approximately 95 new high-quality homes across the District by March 2023.

The redevelopment seeks to deliver 13 new high quality 2-3 bedroom social housing for rent in place of the existing sheltered housing facility at Cambridge House.  The design development was led by careful consideration of elevation treatments to provide a sense of modernity whilst complementing the surrounding buildings.

The design incorporates a largely buff brick with tonal variation, similar to the materiality of the surrounding area.  The tonal palette of the proposed design draws inspiration from existing prominent street facades but with contemporary detailing which aids legibility to the modern insertion in the street scene.

We are presently running a consultation on the design which closes on 28th September 2020.  For more information about this social housing design proposal take a look at the consultation boards available for download.